CLAREMONT, Calif. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's soccer team scored two goals in each half to secure the tournament title and the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The Athenas (16-5-1, 11-2-1) controlled the match from start to finish, putting away Chapman University (9-9-2, 6-7-2) in an impressive shutout victory.
The Athenas wasted no time getting on board, scoring in the fifth minute. Junior Wren Osler connected with Laynee Laube 's corner kick and headed a shot past Chapman goalkeeper Kristin Kleinow to give CMS the 1-0 lead. Laube scored 15 minutes later and again in the 62nd minute. CMS tacked on a late goal when a free kick deflected off Chapman's wall and just inside the post.
CMS outshot Chapman with freshman Bailee Cochran leading the Panthers with two shots putting one of Chapman's three shots on goal. Senior Kristin Kleinow ended her school record-setting career in goal with four more saves – ending her four years with well over 300 saves and eclipsing the previous school record by nearly 100 saves.
With the victory, the Athenas have secured a spot in the NCAA Division III tournament. Their seeding and placement in the tournament will be announced on the NCAA Selection Show at 10:30 a.m.